By Kathy Fanger
On April 26, the Department of Evangelization, through the Office of Restorative Justice, held an Interfaith Prayer Service for Hope, Healing and Peace at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in San Jose.
Speaker, Candee Lucas, M.A., spoke about personal and communal losses, moving inward to reflect on our personal losses and back outward toward the community and those who are grieving. She invited the attendees to first reflect and then share with those around them their own experiences of loss, healing and hope. The evening of prayer concluded with a group blessing and personal blessings given within each sharing dyad or triad.
Attendees received candles to light in their homes as a reminder of the divine light that dispels the darkness of loss.